Press Release

Government to promote AYUSH treatment through health tourism

Heal in India is an Initiative of the Government to promote Medical Tourism in the country. Under this initiative, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Ayush have been working with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) and the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC)for developing a ‘One Step’ Heal in India portal for the Promotion of Medical Value Travel.

The Ministry of Ayush signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), and the Ministry of Tourism to work together for the promotion of Medical Value Travel in Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine.

Ministry of Ayush developed a Central Sector Scheme namely Champion Service Sector Scheme for Medical Value Travel Under this scheme, financial assistance in the form of Interest Subsidy is provided to private investors for the establishment of Super Specialty Hospitals/ Day Care Centres of the systems recognized under The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) Act, 2020 or The National Commission for Homeopathy (NCH) Act, 2020 in FY 2021-22.

Couples of Chintan Shivir were organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to promote Heal in India and Heal by India. Ministry of Ayush has also participated in these Chintan Shivir. Certain action points were identified in this shivir to promote traditional medicine through Tourism in India.

A Round Table and Plenary Session on Heal in India- Medical Value Travel were also organized during the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation summit at Gandhinagar, Gujrat to promote India as the No. 1 destination for Medical Value Travel.

List of National Institutes under the aegis of the Ministry of AYUSH having attached hospitals

S.No.Name of InstituteLocationName of the State/UT
1Institute of Teaching & Research in Ayurveda JamnagarGujarat
2National Institute of Ayurveda JaipurJaipurRajasthan
3All India Institute of AyurvedaNew DelhiNew Delhi
4North Eastern Institute on Ayurveda & HomoeopathyShillongMeghalaya
5North Eastern Institute of Folk MedicinePasighatArunachal Pradesh
6National Institute of HomoeopathyKolkataWest Bengal
7National Institute of Unani MedicineBengaluruKarnataka 
8National Institute of NaturopathyPuneMaharashtra
9National Institute of SiddhaChennaiTamil Nadu
10National Institute of Sowa RigpaLehLadakh

This information was given by Minister of Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Loksabha today.

Disclaimer: this is an official press release by pib.

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